at the desk

I am Viv Schwarz, a writer and illustrator of books, mostly for children: Picture books, comics, craft books, interactive books; award winning and published internationally.

I also invent games, teach, and perform.


“SCHWARZ HAS TOUCHED UPON GENUINE PICTURE BOOK GENIUS.” BOOKS FOR KEEPS about How to Find Gold
“wonderfully interactive, witty and charming”
The Sunday Times about There are Cats in this Book
“Funny and original… Magic!”
The Sunday Times about There are No Cats in this Book
“a wonderful, unbridled book”
Kate Kellaway in The Guardian about Cheese Belongs to You
“A wonderful, interactive story.”
The Bookseller about Is there a Dog in this Book?
“Every line has an energy and a drama of its own.”
Books for Keeps about Is there a Dog in this Book?
“This one will be asked for again and again”
Publisher’s Weekly about Is there a Dog in this Book?
“Original, thought-provoking and very funny.”
The Bookseller about I am Henry Finch
“Ideal for inquisitive kids”
The Times about I am Henry Finch
“This is the BEST book about robot building I have read. EVER.”
Philip Ardagh about Welcome to your Awesome Robot

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